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The Divorce Act has grown up, but will we?

The changes to the Divorce Act are a sensible step in the evolution of family law. Fractured families have new hope of achieving resolutions that truly meet their needs while experiencing less stress, lower costs…

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What to Do When Your Spouse’s Addiction Gets Worse During the Pandemic

If you’re dealing with your spouse’s addiction and are thinking about getting a divorce, there are unique legal issues and strategies you might have to grapple with. Read the full article here.

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CBC Radio Rebroadcast of ‘BreakUp’, with Collaborative Professionals

In Case You Missed It… How do kids feel when they find themselves caught in the middle of parental conflict? Or when they’re asked to take sides? Listen to their stories, with help from Collaborative…

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New divorce act holds beneficial changes

Impending changes to the federal Divorce Act will support a more child-focused approach to parenting issues and encourage parties to use non-adversarial approaches to resolving their issues, such as Collaborative Practice and mediation. Click here…

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A Different Way to Divorce

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Collaborative Process Cost Effective

The results of a survey that sought feedback from family law legal professionals about various dispute resolution methods suggests the Collaborative Process is more timely and cost-effective than litigation. Read the full article, The Cost…

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Collaborative practice comes into its own

“Many family law disputes are better resolved with a team in a non-adversarial setting, and more lawyers are offering this kind of help.As collaborative practice grows in popularity, a number of family lawyers across the…

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Law Times Focus: Collaborative law chosen for family law battles

The confrontational scenario of two former lovers who are now feuding adversaries duking it out in a courtroom over children and assets is itself being increasingly challenged. Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and…

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CP Ottawa on Rogers Daytime

Jim Jeffcott (president of Collaborative Practice Ottawa) and Maureen Castella speaking about Collaborative Practice:

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Divorce: splitting your assets means rethinking retirement plan

When couples divorce, the law says their assets are divided 50/50. So what does that mean for retirement plans? A complete rethink, say financial experts. Certified divorce financial analyst Eva Sachs urges couples to get…

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James Jeffcott on CTV News (Monday August 24, 2015)

James Jeffcott speaking about collaborative practice in relation to the recent Ashley Madison hack:

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Collaboration thrives when litigation off the table

Nicola Savin & Deborah Graham  “Collaborative lawyers have removed a significant tool from their negotiation toolbox – they do not go to court for their collaborative clients. Without the option of litigation or the threat…

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